The Stages of Breast Implants
< While patients will of course see results immediately after surgery, there is always swelling that develops. During the first week after surgery, the breasts and surrounding area are swollen, the implants appear high and your nipples point downwards, (this is all very normal). Over the course of several weeks the swelling subsides and the tissues stretch to accommodate the implant creating a more natural appearance. Also it is very common for the areola to stretch along with the rest of the breast so your areolas will be a little bigger after surgery.